2 Oklahoma escapees recaptured while returning to prison
HODGEN, Okla. (AP) — Two men who walked away from a state prison in southeastern Oklahoma were recaptured as they tried to return to the prison, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said Thursday.
“Two escapees, Jerome Brock and Chad McGlory, were returned to custody by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections when they attempted to return to their housing unit at Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center Wednesday evening,” DOC spokesperson Justin Wolf said in a statement.
The two were taken into custody without incident hours after they disappeared Wednesday afternoon, Wolf said.
McGlory, 43, is serving a 15-year sentence from Oklahoma County for burglary, driving under the influence and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Brock, 21, is serving five years for convictions in Cleveland County on burglary and robbery charges, according to the DOC.
The prison is a minimum security facility with about 700 inmates in Hodgen, about 170 miles (274 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City near the Arkansas border.